Saturday, January 30, 2016

XXV World Day of Prayer for the Sick

XXV World Day of Prayer for the Sick - February 11th., 2016 - The sick and the suffering have always held a special place in Saint Anthony’s heart. The Saint showed them great compassion and mercy, and many of his miracles were performed in their favor. Do you know someone who is sick or suffering? Would you like the Franciscan Friars of Saint Anthony’s Basilica to pray for them? Click here to let the Friars know who you would like prayed for, and they will include them in their prayers in a special Mass at the Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua, Italy, on February 11th, 2016 at 8:15am (CET).
Would you like to follow the Mass? Please click here to watch the event live stream. May St. Anthony intercede for each one of us so that we may become better followers of Jesus Christ. God bless you!

Monday, January 25, 2016

I Was Looking For The Money

Just yesterday I was looking for the money I kept to pay for my upcoming monthly credit card bill. I was unable to find it, so I asked the intercession of St. Anthony. I was sure where I had kept it, but for some senior moments I lost track of the place. I cleaned my table, cabinets and the most likely places I hide things, but to no avail, I can't see the money. While meditating and thinking where I hid the money, all of a sudden it popped up to my mind the folder of paid statement of accounts. True, it was indeed inserted there. What a relief, after thinking about the loss all last night, and cleaning up my table the whole day. Thank you St. Anthony for the recovery. Thanks thanks thanks.

Thank you P.C. for your great story about St. Anthony's intercession. If you have something you need to find and need some assistance, just ask Saint Anthony, he is a friend who wants to help~

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I Am Not Even Catholic

I have a money belt in which I keep all of my charge cards, gift cards, insurance and medical id, cash, driver license, etc. I could not find it and was desperately worried. I spent two and a half hours searching the entire house and car multiple times but was unsuccessful in locating the belt. I said the prayer to St. Anthony a few times. I then started the search again while repeating the prayer that I found on your site. I located the money belt in less than ten minutes! I said a prayer of thanks to St. Anthony. I also wanted to thank you for the information that I found on your site. Btw, I am not even Catholic.

Thank you S.D. for your great story; may St. Anthony always be by your side, guiding you to find the things most needed in this life and the next~

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

This Difficult Grace

Back in December of 2014 we received the following email from one of our readers, which we posted on our blog here:
"'I thank my husband for introducing St. Anthony to me. St. Anthony is my best friend! Tuesday becomes my lucky day, always, since I started my devotion to St. Anthony!!! We got some amazing graces from him on Tuesdays! He is our great advocate. I am now praying for my sister and myself to heal the rift. We have not seen each other for more than ten years. I am praying to St. Anthony for his support and I will let you know if I get this difficult grace.' -M.C. 
Today, over a year later, we received the following update from M.C. regarding that 'difficult grace': 
"I have good news to tell you that my sister and myself are back in contact after many years of no contact. We are happy that we are in our lives again.  I thank St. Anthony and my other saints to pray for this impossible grace." -M.C.
God can and does answer prayers when we persevere, through the intersession of Good St. Anthony~ 

Friday, January 8, 2016

People Who Have Faith In St. Anthony

We had our granddaughter for the day, had a wonderful day. Her mother picked her up, we gave them our hugs to each other. Anyways, my husband was getting ready for work, and he couldn't find his wallet. We looked everywhere for it. I was praying to St. Anthony with all of my heart. My husband called to tell me, "I think my wallet fell out of my pocket when I was hugging our granddaughter, maybe it is there." So I sent a text to her mother and I told her about the wallet. She said she would check around the area our cars were. I then prayed harder, I said, "Dear St. Anthony, please help her find the wallet. If I can't find my money, please help me find my husband's wallet."  30 minutes later, she called and said she found the wallet. I was in such shock. In a parking lot not touched? The way of the Lord, works in mysterious ways. But always to the benefit to the people who have the faith in St. Anthony. I also say, "I might not find it today or tomorrow, but I will eventually find it." I am able to stay calm because I trust St. Anthony. The feeling is intense!

Thank you J.P. for your faith-filled story of St. Anthony's help~